I giggled the entire time while making these. Is that weird? Look at them. Don't they make you chuckle? And that scarf! Come on! Precious right? That tilt of the head gives them a little sass I think.
These little guys never fail to evoke the "aaaawwww how cute!" or the "they're too cute to eat!" or the "I must take pictures!" at parties. They're gangsta. Seriously, they help you make friends. You will be popular. Don't say I didn't warn you ;)
Cream Cheese Penguins
2 cans of Jumbo black olives
1 can of medium black olives
2-3 peeled and sliced carrots
1 tub of flavored cream cheese (garden vegetable, onion/chive)
1 Tbsp. milk
Roasted red bell pepper sliced into strips (optional)
Peel and slice carrots into 1/8 in. slices.
Cut a little wedge from each disc. Set the triangles aside for later...you will magically transform them into the penguins' beaks.
They should look like little orange Pac mans.
Drain the olives.
Slice a thin piece from the Jumbo olives.
Beat the cream cheese with the milk until soft and creamy. I like putting it into a ziplock bag with one of the ends cut off. It makes for easier piping.
Pipe the filling into the jumbo olives. Then set aside.
Take the medium sized olives, cut a slit and insert the carrot wedge you saved. Set the penguin heads aside (that sounded a bit morbid).
Take a carrot slice and stick a toothpick into it. Slide a filled jumbo olive over it and top with the medium sized olive.
Tadaaaa! It's a cream cheese penguin! Are you over come with the giggles yet?! Continue with the rest of the penguin parts until you're rolling 30 deep in cream cheese penguins.
Baby, it's cold outside. Red pepper scarves. Optional, but oh so fashionable.
They're ready for their close up.